There are 6 ways to get from Leicester to Burton upon Trent by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Burton-on-Trent

$41 - $60

Cheapest option

Line 26 bus, bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 26 bus from Frog Island, Pasture Lane to Coalville, Memorial Square (War Memorial & opp 4 High Street) 26 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Coalville, Memorial Square (Police Station) to Burton upon Trent, Bond Street 29 / ...

$5 - $10

4 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Burton upon Trent National Express

$6 - $10

Bus Kinchbus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) Skylink Leicester Derby

$31 - $46

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leicester to Burton upon Trent 29.1 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Burton upon Trent 29.1 miles

$6 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Burton upon Trent is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Burton upon Trent is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station station and arriving at Burton upon Trent. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Burton upon Trent. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Burton-on-Trent via Derby. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Burton upon Trent is 24 miles. The road distance is 29.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Burton upon Trent without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 48 min to get from Leicester to Burton upon Trent, including transfers.

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Leicester to Burton upon Trent bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester to Burton upon Trent train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Burton upon Trent is to train which takes 48 min and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 1 h.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Burton upon Trent.
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  • Distance: 24.5 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

What companies run services between Leicester, England and Burton upon Trent, England?

You can take a train from Leicester to Burton upon Trent via Derby in around 48 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Leicester to Burton upon Trent once daily. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Derby
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Burton upon Trent
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Frog Island, Pasture Lane to Coalville, Memorial Square (War Memorial & opp 4 High Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Coalville, Memorial Square (Police Station) to Burton upon Trent, Bond Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Midland Classic
Phone
+44 1283 500228
Email
info@midlandclassic.com
Website
midlandclassic.com
Bus from Coalville, Memorial Square (Police Station) to Burton upon Trent, Bond Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
midlandclassic.com
Other operators
Taxi from Leicester to Burton upon Trent
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Swift Fox Cabs
Phone
+44 116 262 8222
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 116 255 5111
Website
abc-taxis-leicester.co.uk

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